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October 2, 2017 (Work Session) Page 3315 <br /> The Board of Commissioners for the County of Cabarrus met for an Agenda <br /> Work Session in the Multipurpose Room at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center <br /> in Concord, North Carolina on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. <br /> Present - Chairman: Stephen M. Morris <br /> Vice Chairman: Diane R. Honeycutt <br /> Commissioners: F. Blake Kiger <br /> Elizabeth F. Poole <br /> Lynn W. Shue <br /> Also present were Mike Downs, County Manager; Richard M. Koch, County <br /> Attorney; Pam Dubois, Senior County Manager; Jonathan Marshall, Deputy County <br /> Manager; Kyle Bilafer, Area Manager of Operations; and Terri Lea Hugie, Clerk <br /> to the Board. <br /> Call to Order <br /> Chairman Morris called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. <br /> Approval of Agenda <br /> Chairman Morris presented the following changes to the Agenda: <br /> Supplemental Information: <br /> Discussion Items for Action at October lb, 2017 Meeting <br /> 4-8 Solid Waste - Ordinance Acknowledging Solid Waste Collection and Disposal <br /> Franchise Agreement with Republic Services of Charlotte and Awarding of <br /> Franchise Agreement to Republic Services of Charlotte <br /> • Draft Agreement <br /> UPON MOTION by Vice Chairman Honeycutt, seconded by Commissioner Shue and <br /> unanimously carried, the Board approved the Agenda as amended. <br /> Mike Downs, County Manager announced two new additions to staff are <br /> present to meet the Board. <br /> Pam Dubois, Senior Deputy County Manager introduced the new Veterans <br /> Services Director Jay Wood. <br /> Mr. Wood spoke regarding a Veterans event held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 <br /> in Kannapolis. <br /> Ben Rose, Department of Human Services Director introduced Keith Moon, <br /> Department of Human Services Interim Director. Mr. Rose has accepted a new <br /> position in Durham County, North Carolina. <br /> Mr. Moon spoke briefly regarding his plans for the transition. <br /> Chairman Morris wished Mr. Rose well and welcomed Mr. Wood and Mr. Moon. <br /> Discussion Items - No Action <br /> County Manager - Mental Health Advisory Board Update <br /> Jodi Ramirez, Law Enforcement Liaison/Project Administration reported <br /> since January, 2017, a 25-member Mental Health Advisory Board has been developed <br /> consisting of members from local government, health and human service fields, <br /> EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and the hospital, law enforcement and the <br /> courts, the education system and emergency department, and local behavioral <br /> health service providers. She stated a mission statement was then developed as <br /> a guide, which is: The Cabarrus County Mental Health Advisory Board engages in <br /> the community to promote the highest level of mental health for all. <br /> Ms. Ramirez a 40 plus member Mental Health Task Force group was developed <br /> to address three immediate focus areas: access to resources and care, crisis <br /> response/alternate destinations and public awareness. Ms. Ramirez advised the <br /> need for public awareness and training was identified. From this, a Mental First <br /> Aid class was developed and has been provided to a variety of officials and <br /> community leaders. Additionally, the local hospital and EMS are working on a <br /> Navigator position to assist in providing information and follow-through care <br /> to patients after discharge. <br /> Finally, Ms. Ramirez reported the Sheriff' s Administration and Detention <br /> Center have been working on the implementation of a national initiative known <br /> as Stepping Up, a program that identifies individuals in the Detention Center <br />